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List of Famous Minimalist Artists,Architects and Designers

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If you’re trying to get a grip at minimalism across the fields, considering to buy a minimalist piece, or looking to hire a minimalist architect or designer, this overview may serve as a quick reference.


Minimal Art


The famous minimalist artists from the 1960′s:


  • Carl Andre, sculptor (USA, 1935): Profile | Works
  • Jo Baer, painter (USA, 1929): Profile | Works
  • Larry Bell, painter and sculptor (USA, 1939): Profile | Works
  • Anthony Caro, sculptor (USA, 1924): Profile | Works
  • Gene Davis, painter (USA, 1920 – 1985): Profile | Works
  • Dan Flavin, sculptor and  installation artist (USA, 1933 – 1996): Profile | Works
  • Al Held, painter (USA, 1928 – 2005): Profile | Works
  • Robert Irwin, installation artist (USA, 1928): Profile | Works
  • Donald Judd, sculptor, painter, furniture designer (USA, 1928 – 1994) : Profile | Works
  • Craig Kaufman, sculptor (USA, 1932 – 2010): Profile | Works
  • Ellsworth Kelly, painter (USA, 1923): Profile | Works
  • Sol LeWitt, sculptor, painter, graphic artist and more (USA, 1928 – 2007): Profile | Article | Works
  • Robert Mangold, painter and printmaker (USA, 1937) : Profile | Works
  • Brice Marden, painter (USA, 1938) : Profile | Works
  • Agnes Martin, painter (USA, 1912 – 2004): Profile | Works
  • John McCracken, painter and sculptor (USA, 1934 – 2011): Profile | Works
  • Robert Morris, sculptor (USA, 1931): Profile | Works
  • Kenneth Noland, painter (USA, 1924 – 2010): Profile | Works
  • Blinky Palermo, painter (Germany, 1943 – 1977): Profile | Works
  • Ad Reinhardt, painter (USA, 1913 – 1967): Profile | Works
  • Robert Ryman (USA, 1930) : Profile | Works
  • Tony Smith, sculptor, visual artist and architectural designer (USA, 1912 – 1980): Profile | Works
  • Fred Sandback, sculptor (USA, 1943 – 2003): Profile | Works
  • Richard Serra, sculptor and video artist (USA, 1939): Profile | Works
  • Frank Stella, painter and print maker (USA, 1936): Profile | Works
  • Anne Truitt, sculptor (1921 – 2004): Profile | Works
  • Jack Youngerman, painter (USA, 1926): Profile | Works


Or consider these contemporary artists with a minimalist aesthetic:


Sculptor Terence Koh (Canada), painter Carmen Herrera (Cuba), land artist Wolfgang Laib (Germany), installation artist Martina Klein (Germany), sculptor Rachel Whiteread (U.K.), installation artist Lesley Foxcroft (U.K.), and painter and installation artist Daniel Buren (France).


And these artists’ works embody a minimalist philosophy:


Performance artist, video artist, painter and more Francis Alÿs (Belgium/Mexico), environmental artists well-known for their wrapping of buildings Christo and Jeanne-Claude (France, USA), painter, sculptor and installation artist Martin Creed (U.K), sculptor and land artist Andy Goldsworthy (U.K.), and installation artist, performance artist and sculptor David Hammons (USA).


And if I may, some special attention to my personal friends Adrian Clement and James Gatt a.k.a. Pineapple Park (Australia).




Critically acclaimed minimalist architects:


  • Tadao Ando (Japan, 1941): Profile | Website
  • Alberto Campo Baeza (Spain, 1946): Profile | Website
  • Luis Barragán (Mexico, 1902 – 1988): Profile | Website
  • John Pawson (UK, 1949): Profile | Website
  • Antoine Predock (USA, 1936): Profile | Website
  • Claudio Silvestrin (Italy, 1954): Profile | Website
  • Álvaro Siza Vieira (Portugal, 1933): Profile |  Website
  • Peter Zumthor (Switzerland, 1943) : Profile


Who else to call for a minimalist casa? Think FORM /Kouichi Kimura Architects (Japan), Tokuyin Yoshioka (Japan), Junichi Sampei (Japan), Marcio Kogan (Brazil), Fran Silvestre Arquitectos (Spain), Vicens & Ramos (Spain), Jospeh Dirand (France), XTEN (USA), Philippe Stuebi (Switzerland), Wigglesworth-Weider (Switzerland), Wiel Arets (The Netherlands), i29 (The Netherlands), Jonas Lindvall (Sweden). David Chipperfield (U.K.), and NORM CPH (Denmark), Gluckman Mayner Architects (USA) and Gabellini Shephard (USA).



Furniture Design


Can’t go wrong with these fine gents:


  • A.G. Fronzoni (Italy, 1923 – 2022): Profile | Works
  • Tokujin Yoshioka (Japan, 1967): Profile | Works | Website


But you als might want to consider the work of Peter Wigglesworth (Switzerland), Ronald Knol (The Netherlands), ROLU, Rosenlof/Lucs, ro/lu (USA), Vincent van Duysen (Belgium), Luke Wong (USA) and Andreas Engevik (Norway).


Industrial design


These guys have surely deserved their fame and fortune:


  • Naoto Fukasawa (Japan, 1956): Profile | Works
  • Jonathan Ive (U.K., 1967): Profile | Article | Works
  • John Pawson (U.K., 1949): Profile | Website
  • Oki Sato a.k.a. Nendo (Japan, 1977): Works | Website
  • Tokujin Yoshioka (Japan, 1967): Profile | Works | Website


And leading us into the future are Daniel Rybakken (Norway), Minimalux (U.K.), and Thomas Wagner (Denmark).




You definitely want to check out these established minimalist photographers:


  • Andreas Gursky, enormous architecture and landscape color photography (Germany, 1955): Profile | Works
  • Michael Kenna, black and white landscape photography (U.K., 1953) Profile | Website
  • Hiroshi Sugimoto (Japan/USA, 1948): Profile | Website


However, don’t dismiss the colour loving Grant Hamilton (USA), or the portraits of Hans Hiltermann (The Netherlands).


Web Design


Quality assured with:


  • … (Hmm, no big names in this field – yet)

Okay, but if you’re looking to hire minimalist web designer, these are the guys and girls who will know what you’re talking about: Emil Olsson (Sweden), Shelby White (USA), Ian Coyle (USA), or Stuart Hobday (U.K.). Or you can always contact me.




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Or who should be taken off? Please comment.






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